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The Celts (Ancient Peoples and Places)

3.55  ·  Rating Details  ·  64 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Originally published in 1958, The Celts was posthumously reorganized two decades later for the Ancient People, Ancient Places Series. The material hasn't been updated or revised, tho pictures were added & Stuart Piggott provided a new Preface.
This isn't an ideal 1st book on the Celts, as it's dated & some of the ideas seem ambiguous &/or unsubstantiated. Still
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Paperback, 232 pages
Published February 1st 1983 by Thames & Hudson (first published 1958)
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Dawn Halpern lewis
Fantastic book, it informed me of so many mysteries that I've always wondered about. Where did the Celts come from, why did they end up in the British Isles and why were there no documents written? It was exciting to read this from a historian's perspective who was present for many of the excavations being discussed. Other books I've read of Celtic mythology refer back to the accounts mentioned by this author so it is thrilling to have this as a source.
Morgan Williams
Apr 30, 2007 Morgan Williams rated it liked it
Shelves: research
This is a good resource for anyone who is interested in learning more about the Celts, and especially for those looking to seperate fact from fiction. It's a somewhat scholarly book, and might not be something a casual reader would want to try to wade through. But it's quite a useful text.
Erik Graff
Apr 14, 2013 Erik Graff rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Celt fans
Recommended to Erik by: no one
Shelves: history
Having read about the Celts this and the Celts that for years in books about other peoples, I figured it was time to actually read a book about the Celtic peoples themselves and selected this as an introduction to the subject.
Cody Langston
Feb 23, 2011 Cody Langston rated it liked it
Shelves: celtic-history
Good information, but reads like a instruction manual.
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